Definition of videofit in English:



  • A picture of someone sought by the police, built up on a computer screen by selecting and combining facial features according to witnesses' descriptions.

    • ‘In all cases always this is before police have released any videofit or attempts at ID drawings.’
    • ‘The website created for videofit was built to promote the videofit recognition system as well as a catalogue of additional items.’
    • ‘Detectives today released a videofit of the man they want to speak to about the robbery.’
    • ‘The Police National Computer had drawn a blank, but that was hardly surprising; videofits were almost as unreliable as the old photofits, and she hadn't really expected a match.’